Golden Virgin: Red Madonna
red madonna

Sweet remembered loving
Sighing for the Lady
    Hidden now the
    Heart of joy and
    Hope of succour.

Subtle wine of Glory.
Suffering and grieving
    Dolor of the
    Dread of losing
    Deep communion

Drink now from the cup of
Dark intoxication
    Grasp the many
    Graces of the
    Golden Virgin

Simple singing spirits;
Share the wine of silence.
    Heavy lying
    Hopefulness of
    Heart's demeanour

Fullsome scent of roses -
Fruit of spicy redness.
    Take my breast and
    Taste the wine of
    Total union.

Those who eat yet hunger;
Thirsts unquenched by honey -
    Ruby-bright the
    Richness of the
    Red Madonna

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